Angela Korra'ti (and Highland)
Valor of the Healer has roots that stretch clear back into my high school days, when I was hand-writing stories in class! The stories I wrote then eventually became the backstory for a tale I first worked on in 1998, when I wrote the first scene for a story I was at the time going to call Lone Hawk’s Flight. Then in 1999, I joined an online game called AetherMUSH, where I played the first incarnations of both Julian and Faanshi. In 2003, I started work on the very first draft of a novel called Lament of the Dove. And in 2012, the sixth draft of that novel got me my offer from Carina Press.The Hawk: A Knight of the Hawk duty-bound to cleanse elven magic from Adalonia, Kestar has a secret—and heretical—ability to sense the use of magic from afar. He knows something suspicious is happening in the duke’s keep, but he has no idea how deep the conspiracy goes.
The Dove: A half-elven healer with no control over her magic, Faanshi is the goddess’s to command. She’s always been a pawn of the powerful, but after healing two mysterious and very different men, she faces a choice that may decide the fate of the whole kingdom…
I’m very proud to now offer a copy of Valor of the Healer in EPUB or PDF format to this week's winner. Book 2 of the trilogy, Vengeance of the Hunter, will be coming out in April 2014. So now would be a really good time to read Book 1! Good luck to all who enter!